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Title: Fixed penalties for careless driving: the delusion of deterrence?
Authors: Piper, CD
Easton, S
Keywords: Deterrence;Fixed penalties;Punishment;Penal Theory
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Lawtext Publishing
Citation: Contemporary Issues in Law, 2015, 13 (3), pp. 175 - 192 (18)
Abstract: Government proposals to raise the level of fixed penalty notices for motoring offences by £30 and to add less serious instances of careless driving offences to those eligible for an FPN might seem small and relatively insignificant changes. Not so. They raise issues about public perceptions of punishment and wrongfulness, as well as concerns regarding accountability. In addition, there are dubious assumptions underpinning the proposals: that higher fines will deter and that the remedial training course - on offer instead of an FPN + 3 penalty points for a careless driving offence – can deliver effective rehabilitation. This paper will explore these issues.
ISSN: 1357-0374
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